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Old 10-17-2017, 06:08 PM   #21
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How are you supposed to send a text if your hand is tied up working the windshield wiper?
Text what? Don't bother w it. I'd get along better on CL if I did though. Life is complicated enough.
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:47 PM   #22
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So you are also familiar with VW's "windshield squirter" system, which was simply a small tube screwed to the valve stem of the spare tire (which was in front of course). The air in the tire provided the pressure for squirting the wiper fluid. Ingenious...no motor required. (At least on my 74 Super Beetle)
It wasn't much air...but you did need to check the spare after a rainy week.
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So you are also familiar with VW's "windshield squirter" system, which was simply a small tube screwed to the valve stem of the spare tire (which was in front of course). The air in the tire provided the pressure for squirting the wiper fluid. Ingenious...
More ingenious and safer than the heat source for the heated cabin air, heated by passing it over the exhaust tubes. A kind of heat exchanger I suppose. Worked well, except if the exhaust lines leaked, exhaust gas was pumped into the cabin as part of the heated air....oops...I feel sleepy....
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I remember getting radial tires...my Beetle was like a whole different car. Anyway, the wipers worked.
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